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“GM Ian Nepomniachtchi is new Russian Chess Champion”

Story tools Send story Print story SportsPosted on 08:43 PM, January 13, 2011Chess Piece -- By Bobby Ang Under Imperialist Russia, the first Champion was Emanuel Schiffers who in 1874 defeated Andrey Chardin in a match held in St. Petersburg (+5 -4). He held this title until Mikhail Chigorin defeated him in a match also [...]

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Turkey Withdraws as Host of European Women's Chess Championship

In a letter posted on the Turkish Chess Federation's Web site on Wednesday, Ali Nihat Yazici, the federation's president, announced that Turkey had withdrawn as host of the European Women's Chess Championship. It was to be held in March 2011 in Gaziantep, a city in the southeastern part of the country. The prize fund was [...]

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Negi aims to break into 2650 on FIDE rating

NEW DELHI: After ending an otherwise disappointing year on a high by winning the National Chess Championship in his third attempt, India's youngest Arjuna Awardee Parimarjan Negi now aims to break into the 2650 bracket on the FIDE rating list next year. The 17-year-old Delhi boy went through a rough patch this year, losing titles [...]

By |December 30th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Negi aims to break into 2650 on FIDE rating

Triplets, 7, Win a National Chess Title

Usually, they play chess. This month, the Oskipers, who live in East Windsor, N.J., took their passion for the game to a new level by teaming up to win the first-grade section of the National Scholastic K-12 Chess Championship in Florida. Officials of the United States Chess Federation, the governing body of the game, said [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Triplets, 7, Win a National Chess Title